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E-Week 2019

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In February 2019, join Tufts School of Engineering as we celebrate National Engineers Week! On Friday, February 15, start E-Week in style with a Dean's Lecture from Norman Fortenberry, executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education, and then get things rolling with the E-Week Kick-Off Carnival on Monday, February 18.

All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and Tufts community members are welcome.


Schedule:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Dean's Lecture with Norman Fortenberry: Educating the Engineer of 2040 Sponsor: Engineering Dean's Office Time: 1:30-2:30 PM, with reception to follow Location: Nelson Auditorium, Anderson Hall, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: Tufts community Description: It's often asserted that engineering education faces new challenges in the 21st century. In this talk, Norman Fortenberry, executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education, will summarize the challenges that will increasingly characterize engineering practice by the middle of the century, provide historical context that questions how new the challenges are, summarize the characteristics needed by the Engineer of 2040, and discuss the implications for how such engineers are prepared. A reception will follow in Burden Lounge. Learn more.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

E-Week Kick-Off Carnival Sponsor: Engineering Student Council (ESC) Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Location: Atrium, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: Tufts community Description: Come launch the 2019 Engineers Week with your fellow Tufts students, faculty, and staff at the E-Week Kick-Off Carnival! You will be able to participate in fun carnival-style games and activities, learn about all the fun events going on throughout the week, and eat your favorite fair foods. All students, regardless of major, are welcome!

The Citizen Engineering Movement with Cathy Leslie Sponsors: School of Engineering and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Location: Room 253, Robinson Hall, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: Tufts community Description: Over the past 15 years, both aspiring and professional engineers have unleashed the power of engineering to change the world by volunteering to construct infrastructure projects that have allowed millions of people to live healthy, productive lives, while also creating a pool of trained and committed individuals prepared to solve global challenges. This impact is not only a story of better lives in communities but is also the story of a citizen engineering movement that creates a mission-driven, highly-skilled professional who knows how to combat global poverty. This talk will be delivered by Cathy Leslie, who is the executive director leading the Engineers Without Borders movement.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Professionals in Residence Lunch: Cathy Leslie Sponsor: Tufts Career Center Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Lunch presentation, 12-1 PM: Dowling Hall, Room 730A // Q&A, 1-2 PM: Dowling Hall, Milmore Room Audience: All students Description: Meet professional in residence Cathy Leslie, executive director of Engineers Without Borders USA, to learn more about the career of someone who has successfully combined civil engineering, management, and a desire to build a better world. Join us for lunch and an informal talk from 12-1 PM. From 1-2 PM, Cathy will be available to answer questions and tell stories. All students are welcome, including all undergraduate class years and majors and all graduate students!

STEM Ambassadors’ Hands-On STEMathon! Sponsor: Center for STEM Diversity Time: 5:00-6:00 PM Location: Burden Lounge, Anderson Hall, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: All students Description: The STEM Ambassadors will be showcasing some of their new & favorite hands-on activities as they gear up for the spring semester. Come by to test out new presentations and see different activities that they bring into local high school classrooms. Can you complete them all? This event is open to all students! Snacks and prizes will be available.

Tufts Engineering Student-Alumni Networking Night Sponsor: Tufts Career Center Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Atrium, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: All students; alumni who majored in engineering or computer science and/or are currently working in those fields Description: Tufts is bringing together students with alumni who have engineering degrees and backgrounds in technology or computer science back to campus. Students will have the opportunity to practice their professional networking skills and to meet with alumni to hear about their career paths and life after Tufts. Students and alumni will talk career experiences and discuss potential internship or employment opportunities. Hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. Tours of Tufts' new makerspace, the Nolop FAST Facility, will be available throughout the evening. There is a project showcase organized by the Engineering Student Council directly after this event; please join us for the showcase as well.

Engineering Student Club Projects Display Sponsor: Engineering Student Council Time: 7:30-9:00 PM Location: Atrium, Science & Engineering Complex (Kindlevan Café) Audience: Tufts community Description: Tufts' engineering-related student clubs will be showcasing some of their exciting projects from the past year, from a robotic couch to an electric race car. All are welcome to join!


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

High School/Prospective Student Workshops Sponsors: Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Nolop Makerspace Times: 10:00-11:00 AM, 2:00-3:00 PM Location: Nolop Makerspace, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: High school juniors and their families Description: High school juniors and their families will be introduced to Tufts' collaborative, creative, and socially-conscious engineering community by admissions officer Beky Stiles before they are whisked away to the Nolop Makerspace to put their engineering skills to the test with makerspace director Brandon Stafford and current Tufts students. After completing the engineering challenge, students will be given a tour of the engineering facilities and hear about the broader Tufts community.

Meet Your Major: What Does Each Engineering Major Actually Do? Sponsors: School of Engineering and Engineering Student Council Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Location: Atrium, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: All students; primarily geared toward undergraduates Description: Do you have questions about what discipline of engineering is right for you, what different engineering majors look like in the real world, or just want to learn more about the majors offered by Tufts School of Engineering? This session is open to all students interested in engineering who want to find out more information about departments and programs. Visit one, or all, of the department tables and find information about majors, minors, activities, and post-graduate opportunities associated with each discipline. Chat in a casual environment with upperclassmen, professors, and real professionals who currently work in industry about their respective fields. There will be food!

Knowledge Beyond College: An Honest Discussion with Diverse Professionals in Industry Sponsor: Center for STEM Diversity and Tufts Career Center Time: 6:30-7:30 PM Location: Room 253, Robinson Hall, Science & Engineering Complex Audience: Undergraduates Description: Hear from industry professionals about the trials and tribulations of their undergrad experience, and get advice on everything from how to make the most out of summer internship opportunities to navigating the work world as a recent grad. The panel will be moderated with issues of access and inclusion in mind, and afterwards, students will have the opportunity to network in an informal setting. There will be food!


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Are You Smarter than a Faculty Member? Sponsor: Graduate Student Council Time: 12:00-1:15 PM Location: Multipurpose Room, Curtis Hall Audience: Tufts community Description: Teams of graduate students and faculty members will face off in a Jeopardy-type game show event to test their knowledge of engineering questions submitted by each department. Questions will range from easy to challenging, and will cover fields from all of the amazing graduate engineering programs at Tufts! Prizes will be awarded to participating teams.

Exemplary Engineers Sponsor: Tufts Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Society (BEaChES) Time: 5:00-7:00 PM Location: Multipurpose Room, Sophia Gordon Hall Audience: All students Description: The Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Society is hosting an Engineers Week networking social, featuring faculty members from the Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering departments who were chosen by students in the departments as role model engineers for undergraduate and graduate students. Invited faculty members will give brief keynote speeches, followed by a dinner reception.

Careers in Tech Sponsor: Tufts Gordon Institute Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Location: Tamper Café, 340 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 Audience: All Tufts students with an interest in learning more about careers in the tech sector Description: Careers in Tech Alumni Series: Join Tufts Gordon Institute for drinks and appetizers at Tamper Café. Meet with Tufts alumni and learn how they are building their careers as tech leaders and entrepreneurs. RSVP.

Trivia Night with SWE! Sponsor: Tufts Society of Women Engineers Time: 8:00-9:00 PM Location: Multipurpose Room, Sophia Gordon Hall Audience: All students Description: Are you smarter than a 16th grader? Whether you study history, psychology, economics, biology, engineering, or something else entirely, you are invited to participate in a special E-Week trivia night hosted by the Society of Women Engineers! Join us as an individual or with a group and come ready to answer questions on a variety of topics. Prizes will be awarded, fun facts will be shared, and communities will be bonded from all walks of Tufts! We hope to see you there.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Exploring Engineering Sponsor: Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Multipurpose Room, Curtis Hall Audience: 3rd-5th graders registered in advance; Tufts student volunteers Description: This outreach event will invite 30 students between the 3rd-5th grades from Medford, Somerville, and other surrounding communities to participate in an exploration of different disciplines of engineering. Stations will be set up with different hands-on activities for the students to engage in. Each station will be run by a Tufts student who is majoring in that particular engineering field. Registration will be in advance and the cost will be $5. To be added to the CEEO's email list to learn about registering a 3rd through 5th grader, please sign up. Tufts students can sign up to volunteer.

Professionals in Residence Lunch: Dylan Wilks Sponsors: Tufts Gordon Institute and Tufts Career Center Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Lunch presentation, 12-1 PM; Q&A, 1-2 PM: Dowling Hall, Milmore Room Audience: All students Description: Meet Professional in Residence Dylan Wilks, CTO, Orange Photonics, to learn more about the career path of someone who has had a varied and interesting career. He has spoken at Tufts in the past to much acclaim. Spectroscopy, entrepreneurship, and invention are a family legacy for Dylan. His grandfather is the “Father of Infrared Technology” and one of the industry founders in the 1940’s. Dylan has led optics projects serving NASA’s Mars Rover as well as air and ground-based imaging systems, specialized lighting (lasers, fiber illuminators, etc.) and within the infrared spectroscopy disciplines. Dylan has also worked extensively within the petroleum industry and chaired an ASTM method. Dylan founded Orange Photonics in the spring of 2015 after earning his M.S. in Engineering Management from Tufts University. Please register to join us for lunch.

Design for Social Good Presents: Intro to Design Sponsor: Tufts Design for Social Good Time: 3:00-4:15 PM Location: Eaton Hall, Room 202 Audience: All students welcome; primarily geared toward non-engineers and first/second-year engineers who have not yet experienced design in depth Description: Tufts Design for Social Good club will be hosting a design thinking workshop. Design thinking is a process for human-centered design that combines users, brainstorming, and prototyping to ensure the products you build are relevant to the people they're being marketed to!